MoT Data for Romford

If you want to pass your MoT test, Romford is the place to do it. The Romford postcode area (RM) has a better MoT pass rate than any other in the country. All of the main items tested perform better than the national average - significantly so in most cases.

Every year of registration does well, with many performing 25 per cent or more better than the average for that year. In a couple of cases in the 1980s, it's as much as 50 per cent or more. Compare that to the worst place on the map - Dundee - and you'll see the differences. 

Lotus is the only manufacturer that prevents the RM from a clean sweep of above average results. It's an anomaly, but Lotus has an 103 per cent higher failure rate in Romford than it does elsewhere in the UK. But with just 180 tested over the course of a year (17 per month), that should be treated with caution.

Proving that this is a regional trend, nearby Ilford and Enfield have similarly impressive scores.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 12.5% 11.9% +5%
Suspension 5.4% 9.6% −44%
Visibility 5.0% 5.3% −6%
Tyres 4.7% 5.8% −19%
Brakes 4.5% 7.7% −42%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.6% 3.6% −26%
Body, chassis, structure 2.5% 4.1% −39%
Steering 1.0% 1.9% −48%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 458 8.1% 8.2% −1%
2017 1,381 9.9% 10.2% −3%
2016 19,615 11.2% 12.8% −13%
2015 18,369 13.9% 15.6% −11%
2014 16,874 16.3% 19.2% −15%
2013 15,925 20.8% 23.1% −10%
2012 14,344 23.8% 26.9% −12%
2011 13,782 25.7% 30.2% −15%
2010 14,497 29.7% 34.4% −14%
2009 14,064 31.4% 37.0% −15%
2008 14,591 33.9% 40.4% −16%
2007 15,360 35.3% 42.1% −16%
2006 13,068 37.3% 44.1% −16%
2005 11,420 38.0% 46.0% −18%
2004 9,807 40.0% 47.6% −16%
2003 7,675 39.8% 47.9% −17%
2002 5,641 39.1% 48.1% −19%
2001 3,582 38.5% 47.6% −19%
2000 2,245 37.6% 46.4% −19%
1999 1,600 37.5% 44.9% −17%
1998 982 36.6% 42.5% −14%
1997 691 31.4% 41.2% −24%
1996 468 31.8% 39.9% −20%
1995 288 35.1% 38.5% −9%
1994 241 26.6% 37.4% −29%
1993 209 25.4% 36.8% −31%
1992 158 19.0% 35.9% −47%
1991 180 23.9% 35.0% −32%
1990 150 20.7% 33.1% −38%
1989 197 23.4% 32.0% −27%
1988 101 22.8% 32.0% −29%
1987 77 20.8% 30.6% −32%
1986 67 13.4% 31.3% −57%
1985 77 24.7% 30.1% −18%
1971 55 14.5% 22.4% −35%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 185 11.4% 12.4% −8%
Porsche 649 15.3% 16.9% −10%
Dacia 499 18.6% 23.3% −20%
Lotus 129 19.4% 18.4% +5%
Kia 4,439 21.1% 29.0% −27%
Land Rover 5,039 21.2% 28.1% −25%
Audi 9,934 21.3% 24.0% −11%
Daihatsu 161 21.7% 37.3% −42%
Jeep 445 21.8% 28.1% −23%
MINI 4,405 23.7% 27.2% −13%
DS 387 23.8% 32.4% −27%
Lexus 1,253 23.9% 21.7% +10%
Mazda 3,870 24.4% 30.4% −20%
Jaguar 2,387 24.5% 28.2% −13%
Hyundai 3,510 24.6% 28.0% −12%
BMW 16,877 24.6% 25.1% −2%
Suzuki 2,014 24.9% 30.5% −18%
MG 253 24.9% 35.0% −29%
Skoda 1,640 25.7% 25.9% −1%
LTI 976 26.0% 40.0% −35%
Nissan 14,352 26.7% 31.3% −14%
Toyota 13,988 26.8% 29.3% −9%
FIAT 5,249 27.1% 33.7% −20%
Mercedes-Benz 10,508 27.3% 29.1% −6%
Ford 60,985 27.6% 33.5% −18%
Volvo 1,753 27.7% 32.6% −15%
smart 303 28.4% 31.6% −10%
Mitsubishi 1,426 28.7% 32.5% −12%
Volkswagen 15,731 28.9% 31.7% −9%
Subaru 223 29.1% 30.0% −3%
SEAT 1,123 29.2% 31.1% −6%
Honda 6,980 29.8% 30.7% −3%
SAAB 564 31.0% 40.7% −24%
Vauxhall 25,770 31.7% 36.2% −12%
Alfa Romeo 417 32.4% 34.9% −7%
Rover 334 33.2% 45.4% −27%
Peugeot 8,907 33.5% 37.1% −10%
Renault 8,189 34.3% 43.2% −21%
Citroen 6,410 34.8% 37.6% −7%
Chrysler 399 35.3% 42.4% −17%
Chevrolet 753 39.7% 43.9% −10%
Dodge 175 44.6% 43.8% +2%

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